Today’s Final Jeopardy – Wednesday, June 10, 2020


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Notable British Names) for Wednesday, June 10, 2020 (Season 36, Game 188):

Published in 1881, “The Formation of Vegetable Mould, Through the Actions of Worms” was his last & one of his bestselling books

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Joanna Pratt, a library programming associate from Ravenna, Ohio
Joanna Pratt on Jeopardy!
Steve Dewitt, a middle school teacher from Burtonsville, Maryland
Steve Dewitt on Jeopardy!
Zach Newkirk, an attorney from Alexandria, Virginia (1-day total: $17,801)
Zach Newkirk on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: Who is Charles Darwin?


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More information about Final Jeopardy:

This work was published about six months prior to Darwin’s death in 1882, and had been inspired by a visit to his uncle Josiah Wedgwood (the son of the founder of Wedgwood china) many decades prior, where earthworms had turned lime and cinders into a loamy soil. It sold thousands of copies in its first few weeks.

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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!

Scores going into Final:
Zach $21,600
Steve $11,200
Joanna $8,200


Tonight’s results:
Joanna $8,200 + $8,200 = $16,400 (Who is Charles Darwin)
Steve $11,200 – $10,401 = $799 (Who is Alexander Fleming?)
Zach $21,600 + $5,199 = $26,799 (Who is Darwin?) (2-day total: $44,600)


Zach Newkirk, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the June 10, 2020 game.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Zach $5,400
Steve $4,800
Joanna $200


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) CIVIL WAR NICKNAMES $1000 (clue #6)
Steve 1000 +1000 (Zach 600 Joanna 600)
2) CATHOLIC NATIONS $2000 (clue #10)
Zach 9800 +3000 (Steve 5200 Joanna 1400)
3) MILITARY IDIOMS $1600 (clue #15)
Zach 14400 +2000 (Steve 6400 Joanna 1000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 145


Unplayed clues:
J! Round: EMMA-NATION $1000
DJ! Round: 3 NAMES IN CLASSIC ROCK $400 $800 BLOOD, SWEAT & CHEERS $1200
Total Left On Board: $3,400
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 378 (2.01 per episode average), 5 Daily Doubles


Game Stats:
Zach $20,200 Coryat, 22 correct, 1 incorrect, 32.08% in first on buzzer (17/53), 3/4 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Joanna $8,200 Coryat, 13 correct, 5 incorrect, 30.19% in first on buzzer (16/53), 1/2 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Steve $11,200 Coryat, 15 correct, 2 incorrect, 28.30% in first on buzzer (15/53), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $39,600
Lach Trash: $5,200 (on 6 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $5,800

Zach Newkirk, career statistics:
36 correct, 6 incorrect
6/8 on rebound attempts (on 13 rebound opportunities)
26.67% in first on buzzer (28/105)
3/4 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $6,600)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $14,600

Steve Dewitt, career statistics:
15 correct, 3 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
28.30% in first on buzzer (15/53)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $11,200

Joanna Pratt, career statistics:
14 correct, 5 incorrect
1/2 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
30.19% in first on buzzer (16/53)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $8,200

Zach Newkirk, to win:
3 games: 52.801%
4: 27.880%
5: 14.721%
6: 7.773%
7: 4.104%
Avg. streak: 3.119 games.

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7 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Wednesday, June 10, 2020"

  1. Zach won $17,801, not 601.

  2. What is known about the next few weeks/months on Jeopardy!? I believe this Friday’s program is the last one taped before the shutdown. Normal repeats? Old tourneys? Thanks.

  3. Todd mcdonald | June 10, 2020 at 4:43 pm | Reply

    Just like the last couple of days, 4 clues will not be played

  4. We are getting a Storm Ready 2020 special in Raleigh tonight so we are getting the episodes a day late.

  5. Michael Schwartz | June 10, 2020 at 9:40 pm | Reply

    Why would Zach bet $5,199 when he only needed $801 to cover a correct all-in by Steve? If he was wrong, he would have ended with $16,401, $1 more than a possible correct all-in by Joanna. Was he betting not to finish last?

    • The $5,199, as you demonstrated, is the maximum bet Zach could make that keeps Joanna locked out. It is a common bet in these situations by a player confident in the category wanting to maximize his winnings without significantly affecting his chances of victory.

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